Thomas Gage, the British Commander-in-chief at the outset of the American War of Independence, has not inspired many biographies. Ably, he served in North America during the French and Indian War and stayed in the colonies after this conflict. He is best known for ordering British forces to Lexington and Concord and the costly British assault on Bunker Hill.
Lord Germaine immediately recalled Gage after receiving the news of the Battle of Bunker Hill. Gage returned to England and lived the remaining years of his life in obscure retirement.